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Mystery man poses as ex-Brave at alumni reunion

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ATLANTA (AP) -

Retired major leaguers who gathered for the Atlanta Braves alumni weekend noticed the pudginess of one former player.

Then, the middle-age man who claimed to be former player John Sullivan, swung his bat remarkably slow during the alumni softball game during last weekend's Braves reunion in Atlanta.

Former Braves pitcher Andy Ashby remarked, "Dude, you've really gone downhill fast."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the mystery man, wearing No. 8, was never a Brave. But that didn't stop him from signing autographs for fans.

Former Braves manager Bobby Cox said at one point he asked about the man, and said "that's not John Sullivan." The man left after being confronted by former players.

The real John Sullivan, of Dansville, NY, said his wife will get a kick out of hearing the story.

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